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Usain Bolt wins 100m in Olympic Record
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Usain Bolt wins 100m in Olympic Record

Usain Bolt emphatically confirmed his status as the greatest sprinter in history as he retained his Olympic 100m title in peerless fashion. Bolt, doubted by many after a season dogged by defeat and injury, ran the second-fastest time ever to beat fellow Jamaican and training partner Yohan Blake into silver and American Justin Gatlin into bronze. Bolt's 9.63 seconds, just 0.05 seconds slower than his own staggering world record, was a new Olympic best and capped a race in which seven men went under 10 seconds, with only the injured Asafa Powell failing to break that mark. "I was happy when I went out in the first round, I felt I could do this," said the 25-year-old Bolt. "I was slightly worried about my start. I didn't want to false start again, so I sat in the blocks a little bit. "It was...
Shelly-Ann blasts to victory in the 100m at the London Olympics
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Shelly-Ann blasts to victory in the 100m at the London Olympics

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica saw off the challenge of American Carmelita Jeter to retain her Olympic 100m title in London. Fraser-Pryce moved ahead at the halfway stage and held on in a close finish to win in 10.75 seconds. Jeter beat another Jamaican, Veronica Campbell-Brown, on the line for bronze. Fraser-Pryce becomes the first woman since American Gail Devers in 1992 and 1996 to win back-to-back 100m titles at Olympic Games. Read more - BBC News
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Blake wins world 100m title

American sprint legend Maurice Greene said young Jamaican Yohan Blake was the one to beat Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man on the planet, at the World Championships in Daegu. And he was right -- but the American probably (more…)
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Shelly-Ann Fraser returns home

The first Jamaican woman to win the Olympic 100m sprint at the olympics, Shelly-Ann Fraser return to Jamaica yesterday to a massive reception just after 6p.m. yesterday. Fraser's time of 10.78 seconds was the second fastest 100m clocking (more…)
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Bolt Snags Olympic Double at world record pace

A second bolt of lightening struck the same place in did a few days ago in the magnificent Bird's Nest in Beijing China today when Usain Bolt outclassed a word class field into becoming the first Olympic Sprint double medalist since 1984 (more…)
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World record Olympic Gold for Usain Bolt!

Usain Bolt became the first ever male 100m Olympic gold medalist for Jamaica and he did it in world record time lowering his previous record to 9.69 seconds! Jamaica was well represented in the finals with Micheal Frater also (more…)